I am a Fifth Grade Teacher at a Pennsylvania charter school focused on sustainable living, environmental stewardship, and integrated, hands-on learning. I have about 15 years of teaching experience both public and charter in grades 1 through 5. I took a 10-year break from the classroom to raise my daughter and worked as a freelance education and creativity consultant for Crayola and Royal Caribbean cruise lines. I wrote hundreds of art-integrated lessons and developed an on-going video series for Crayola, created and developed educational programming for Royal Caribbean, and authored 10 children's books for Scholastic. My return to the classroom has been made possible by a wonderful charter school opportunity that has been exciting, although very hard work! I love teaching; it is my art. And I love my students, each and every one.